Watch: From Sadma to English Vinglish, Here’s the Best of Sridevi

Here’s a glimpse of Sridevi’s outstanding career.

Indian Cinema
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Video Editor: Ashish MacCune

Iconic Bollywood actor Sridevi passed away on Saturday night after a cardiac arrest. The news was confirmed by Sridevi’s brother-in-law Sanjay Kapoor. Sridevi was with her husband and younger daughter Khushi in Dubai at the time of her death, attending the wedding of nephew Mohit Marwa.

According to a report in Indian Express, Sanjay Kapoor confirmed the news by saying:

Yes, it is true that Sridevi passed away. I just landed here, I was in Dubai and now I am flying back to Dubai. It happened roughly around 11:00 -11:30. I don’t know more details yet.

Sridevi began acting as a child artist in Tamil films at the age of four and became a popular child actor, having been a part of several Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam and Kannada films. She first made an appearance in Bollywood in 1975 in the film Julie, in which she played the lead actor Lakshmi’s little sister.

She began playing the lead in Tamil films at the age of 13 with Moondru Mudichu and was part of several popular hits including 16 Vayathinile, Sigappu Rojakkal, Premabhishekam and Moondram Pirai.

Sridevi’s performance in<i> Mr India </i>blew everyone’s minds.
Sridevi’s performance in Mr India blew everyone’s minds.
(Photo: Screengrab from the film)

Sridevi’s debut as a lead in Hindi films began with Solva Sawan in 1978 and she never looked back. Films like Himmatwala, Mawali and Tohfa made her immensely popular among the masses. But it was her performance in films like Sadma, Mr India, Chandni, Chaalbaaz, Nagina and Lamhe that eventually made her a superstar.

The actor took a break from films after marrying producer Boney Kapoor in 1996. Sridevi made a comeback to films in 2012 with English Vinglish, which was both a critical as well as a commercial success. She also won a Filmfare award for Best Actress.

In the 2017 film Mom, she played a vigilante mother who wants to avenge her stepdaughter’s rape. For this too the legendary actor took the Filmfare for Best Actress.

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